Smita Sells

Smita Sells Smita Lal is licensed in DC, MD, VA and loves helping people with their real estate transactions.
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Thinking of purchasing or doing a refi? We can do this!
04/20/2020

Thinking of purchasing or doing a refi? We can do this!

04/02/2020

The Federal government labeled residential real estate “essential” last week, and let me explain why....it’s Not about “sales". In reality, our government and the real estate industry are much more concerned about people with these sorts of challenges:

🔵 A mother of two boys who just lost her husband in a horrible car accident last night. They didn’t have life insurance. She realizes she can no longer afford the home her and her children live in. That mom desperately needs to sell the house and get a smaller one in the same school district because she doesn’t want the kids to be further dramatized by losing their friends right after just losing their dad.

🔵 The 80-year-old couple who just moved into a small condo to cut expenses and put their 4-bedroom colonial up for sale. They lost most of their life savings this month in the stock market crash. They must now sell their previous house immediately because they need the proceeds of that sale to sustain them financially.

🔵 A couple with an infant daughter who has special long-term medical needs. They must move closer to the hospital that specializes in the type of procedure required to heal their little one. They need to move now.

🔵 A woman and her two small kids who has been in an abusive relationship and finally had the courage to say enough is enough! Her priority is to get her kids to a safe home, she needs to move now.

TV concentrates on the glitz and glamour of the profession. In reality, Realtors serve many people through some extraordinarily difficult times. Death, divorce, sickness, job loss. The list goes on.

We don’t talk much about these people and their situations as we simply aren't able to for privacy purposes.

Situations like those mentioned above and many others are taking place right now all over the country. We promise you its not to be selfish, but people do still need to buy, sell or rent a home as a basic need. It’s not about “sales” right now, it’s about serving those that need to move most!

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04/01/2020

Hi friends, this post is for my friends and family who are landlords, or tenants to give you some guidance during these tough times. There are five main points that I share for landlords to do to help our tenants. If this could help someone out or you, then enjoy or please forward it on. #realtor #investor #rent #landlord #longandfoster

Hi first time home buyers- I just came across this article and  reeled.. please look into buying your first house now- r...
10/20/2019
Property: first-time buyers risking budget overspend on style over substance

Hi first time home buyers- I just came across this article and reeled.. please look into buying your first house now- rates are low. if you can't buy where you live, buy in a cheaper area, west va, pa, where you parents live and rent it out. Build equity, then do the fixups for the "perfect home." There's no such thing (or rarely) a perfect home, because you keep growing and living and your lifestyle evolves. But you owning a good property that appreciates or cash flows with such love interest rates- this is a true win for you. #realtor #investor #buyerswinning

First-time buyers are budgeting an average £11,263 for their first properties, as many turn to Instagram for styling tips.

09/24/2019
WLIIA: Best Questions Only Game Ever!

What a great way to start your Tuesday! Promise you'll smile within 3 minutes :)

#funnyrealtor #realtor #Tuesdaysarefun #buyingahome #sellingahome

Arguably the best exchange of quick-fire questions ever shown in Whose Line is it Anyway

09/15/2019
Are you looking for the perfect 55+ community home so you can downsize? Want an elegant retreat to entertain friends and...
08/23/2019
20810 Noble Terrace UNIT 425, Sterling, VA 20165 | MLS#: VALO383956

Are you looking for the perfect 55+ community home so you can downsize? Want an elegant retreat to entertain friends and family in a penthouse condo UNDER $400K? This is the the one. NEW TRANE HVAC, NEW HOT WATER HEATER, sparkling, turnkey, ready.. for you. PM me for details on how to make this home..!

See details for 20810 Noble Terrace UNIT 425, Sterling, VA 20165, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Full Bathrooms, 1954 Sq Ft., MLS#: VALO383956, Courtesy: Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc., Provided by: Long and Foster

A helpful and interactive article about which plastics are resuable and which plastics are trash and why. Seems like the...
08/21/2019
Plastics: What’s Recyclable, What Becomes Trash — And Why

A helpful and interactive article about which plastics are resuable and which plastics are trash and why. Seems like the question we all have in our communities.. #realtor #smitasells

Knowing what to recycle is confusing. Here's a look at the process, from store to recycling facility.

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08/16/2019

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I hear a lot about clients needing neighborhoods with the "best schools" and test scores, and years later them lamenting...
07/22/2019
43 Questions to Ask Before Picking a New Town

I hear a lot about clients needing neighborhoods with the "best schools" and test scores, and years later them lamenting how competitive and time intensive their area is wrt schools and their kids. Then I saw this article and it was about the value difference. I LOVED this quote about test scores as a group and individually because it represents diversity, excellence and choice. And that you can have an area that may not have the best scores, but it has great children- some still learning English or learning a different skill set, while others are mastering skills that get high scores on tests.

[But Ms. Peterson was taken with the place. So she wrote to the mayor, Kimberley Driscoll, and asked her to sell her and her husband on Salem and explain the school district’s test scores. If Ms. Driscoll had not replied, or had passed the letter off to an aide, that would have spoken volumes. Instead, she wrote back and explained that average scores were not likely to rise much because of the community’s commitment to diversity and to teaching students for whom English is a second language. Any individual child’s education, however, wasn’t necessarily reflected in averages, the mayor reminded Ms. Peterson.

In 2011, the couple moved in. “Our biggest surprise,” Ms. Peterson said, “is how much we have loved it."]

Rather than using a standard checklist of what to ask when looking for a place to live, a values audit could yield more happiness for less money.

Closing for my anonymous investors and dear friend- congratulations 🎊🍾🎉🎈 #realtor #longandfoster #investor
06/05/2019

Closing for my anonymous investors and dear friend- congratulations 🎊🍾🎉🎈 #realtor #longandfoster #investor

Wine and happy hour for the neighbors and anyone wanting to see a beautiful 2000 sf condo in Central Parke Sterling va. ...
05/30/2019

Wine and happy hour for the neighbors and anyone wanting to see a beautiful 2000 sf condo in Central Parke Sterling va. 6-730pm today!

Always remember. THANK YOU, today and every day, to our troops and veterans who sacrifice so much! 🇺🇸
05/27/2019

Always remember. THANK YOU, today and every day, to our troops and veterans who sacrifice so much! 🇺🇸

05/26/2019

Hi all I just completed my Facebook live video for 20810 Noble Terrace unit 425. If you have any questions about this luxurious 55+ community, just PM me or text me I promise to get back to you and answer all of your questions.

05/26/2019
Ready for some luxury in Sterling? I love that this home has a humongous kitchen for entertaining. And the owners turn t...
05/24/2019

Ready for some luxury in Sterling? I love that this home has a humongous kitchen for entertaining. And the owners turn the dining room into a mini piano bar. You can literally drink wine on the patio and listen to your friends play tunes on the piano. #livingwell #55+ #retired #centralparke #longandfoster #realtor #affordableluxury #sterlingva

Facebook Live Open House of 20810 Noble Ter, #425, Sterling VA  at 12:50pm, Sun 5/26!Friends out of town but want to see...
05/24/2019
20810 Noble 425 | Long and Foster

Facebook Live Open House of 20810 Noble Ter, #425, Sterling VA at 12:50pm, Sun 5/26!

Friends out of town but want to see before buying? Check it out at 12:50pm!

See details for 20810 Noble Terrace UNIT 425, Sterling, VA 20165, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Full Bathrooms, 1954 Sq Ft., MLS#: VALO383956, Courtesy: Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc., Provided by: Long and Foster

Facebook Live Open House on Sunday, 12:50pm. Open house 1-3pm
05/24/2019

Facebook Live Open House on Sunday, 12:50pm. Open house 1-3pm

Facebook Live Open House on Sunday, 12:50pm. Open house 1-3pm

If you had an unlimited budget to design your dream home which of these luxury features would you include? I love the id...
05/22/2019

If you had an unlimited budget to design your dream home which of these luxury features would you include? I love the idea of a reading room!

05/18/2019

TH in Loudoun about $500K, increased in value $100K in 5 yrs! PM me for info.

Did you know that a burglary occurs every 20 seconds in the U.S.? Here’s some tips to help you keep your home and family...
05/16/2019
6 Things Professional Burglars Don’t Want You to Know

Did you know that a burglary occurs every 20 seconds in the U.S.? Here’s some tips to help you keep your home and family protected, even without installing a top-notch security system:

http://blog.rismedia.com/2017/6-things-professional-burglars-dont-want-you-to-know/?fbclid=IwAR3ks96Uz8lAD85dAui4KxzRJRGKuvTDEI0hpQszRbJuqlX4JirH2sB2RJ8

Even though a burglary occurs every 20 seconds in the U.S., you can still protect yourself without installing top-dollar security features.

05/14/2019

An intro to me as a Realtor in the Northern Virginia, DC and MD areas.

Happy Mother’s Day! 💐💕
05/12/2019

Happy Mother’s Day! 💐💕

Fairfax County's first permanent "L-O-V-E" sign debuted yesterday — time to snap some selfies!
05/10/2019
Where to Snap Your Photo with the LOVE Sign

Fairfax County's first permanent "L-O-V-E" sign debuted yesterday — time to snap some selfies!

Don't miss the Virginia "LOVE" sign as it tours around Fairfax County this summer before finding a permanent home at the Workhouse Arts Center. Get the tour schedule here!

A little information on the appraisal process, what to do and why it matters. And yes, Amanda Becker’s golden doodle Ted...
05/07/2019
My Virginia Neighbor

A little information on the appraisal process, what to do and why it matters. And yes, Amanda Becker’s golden doodle Teddy is in this post!

Does it Appraise? Get link Facebook Twitter Pinterest Email Other Apps May 08, 2019 Well, let's just jump into the weeds of house buying and pricing, shall we? The million dollar question for all sellers in a normal real estate market is “Will it appraise?” Many people don’t know the significa...

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2100 Reston Parkway, Suite 102,
Reston, VA
20191

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Licensed in Virginia, DC, and Maryland, Smita Lal, M.S., is a Realtor®, real estate investor and resident of the northern Virginia area for 20+ years. After graduating from Carnegie Mellon University with her bachelors and masters degrees, Smita worked in consulting and pharmaceuticals for several years. While she enjoyed applying her attention to detail and statistical background to these jobs, it was her personal love of real estate and being involved in the restoration of a Historic Preservation Building that inspired a career change.

She is a resident of DC metro area for over 20 years, and is passionate about finding real estate that works for her clients lifestyles, or taking their real estate investments and helping them profit from their hard work.

Her real estate statistics are exceptional- an average of 17 days on market, and 99% close price to listed price as of 2017. She is connected, creative, and committed to excellence for each client. Check Smita's recommendations out on Facebook, Linkedin and Zillow.

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Investment Property, New Construction, Works With First Time Home Buyers, Rentals, Historic Homes, Condominiums, Water Front, Serving The Military, Single Family Homes and Townhomes

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COUNTIES SERVED

Washington DC, Howard, Montgomery, Prince Georges, Arlington, Clarke, Fairfax, Loudoun, Prince William, Stafford, Fairfax City, Falls Church City, Fredericksburg City, Manassas City, Manassas Park City

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